Feb. 3, 2011 (Canada NewsWire Group) --
Company's web-native EMR to be used by Primary Care and Outpatient Healthcare Providers
MARKHAM, ON, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - Nightingale Informatix Corporation (TSX-V: NGH) ("Nightingale" or the "Company"), an application service provider (ASP) of electronic medical record ("EMR") software and related services, today announces a follow-on agreement with the Center for Disability Services ("CFDS") in Albany, New York to deploy its leading, web-native EMR and practice management solution, Nightingale On Demand, to the health services division of CFDS. An existing Nightingale customer, CFDS uses the Company's EMR in other facilities.
Nightingale's EMR will be used by 70 healthcare providers within the CFDS health services division, which delivers primary care services including adult medicine, pediatrics, developmental pediatrics, and women's health. Other outpatient services include physical medicine & rehabilitation; neurology; occupational, physical and speech therapy; and aquatic & massage therapy.
"We are excited to be further expanding our relationship with CFDS, which we have been partnering with since 2006," said Sam Chebib, President & CEO of Nightingale Informatix Corporation. "This new agreement is a strong testament to the quality of products and service we provide to our enterprise customers. CFDS is one of the most prominent and widely respected facilities for disability services in the US, and we have long supported its mandate to empower and enable people living with disabilities to lead healthy, enriched lives. We are excited to continue to work with CFDS' healthcare professionals to contribute to the fulfillment of this mission."
Nightingale's EMR will be used by healthcare providers within the health services division of CFDS, which delivers primary care services including adult medicine, pediatrics, developmental pediatrics, and women's health. Other outpatient services include physical medicine and rehabilitation; neurology; occupational, physical and speech therapy, and aquatic and massage therapy.
CFDS provides multidisciplinary care for more than 15,000 patients with disabilities and chronic medical conditions in over 80 locations across upstate New York. Patients' health information will now be shared seamlessly between healthcare and non-healthcare providers using Nightingale's EMR solution, thereby allowing the CFDS to offer a greater continuum of care.
"Having worked with Nightingale for several years, making the decision to expand our partnership to include our health services group was a natural next step," said Gregory Sorrentino, Chief Financial Officer, CFDS. "Nightingale has consistently been able to support our unique needs and now the health services team will benefit from the capabilities of their leading edge technology solution. Importantly, they will have access to files for patients who are receiving care in other areas of the Center, rather than maintaining separate records, which is currently the case. Expanding the integration of this technology further through the Center will enable us to offer our patients a more comprehensive level of care than they already receive."
Nightingale's products and services offer physicians in United States and Canada leading-edge functionality for clinical documentation, patient scheduling, resource scheduling, billing, transcription, end-to-end coding and claims processing, data management, work flow tools, laboratory interfaces, documentation management and patient portals, along with other real-time services.
The Center for Disability Services provides innovative services and expert care for individuals with disabilities and chronic medical conditions. The CFDS provides services to more than 15,000 individuals - newborns to seniors - and their families at 85 locations throughout 9 counties in upstate New York. www.cfdsny.org
About Nightingale Informatix Corporation
Nightingale is one of the fastest growing healthcare service and software companies in North America. It is recognized as an industry leader in web based (ASP) clinician and community based electronic medical records (EMR) serving the needs of small primary care practices, multi-physician outpatient clinics, and large scale regional health organizations and networks. Coupled with integrated practice management, transcription and revenue cycle management, Nightingale's comprehensive service offering allows customers to enhance patient care, increase revenue opportunities and optimize operations. Nightingale is continuously innovating and enhancing its services to meet the needs of its growing and diverse customer base. Nightingale - Healthcare connected. www.nightingalemd.com
Forward Looking Statement
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Kristen Dickson, M.Sc.
Equicom, a TMX Group Company
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